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Anambra State Judicial Panel Of Inquiry On Police Brutality, Extra-Judicial Killings And Other Related Matters


  • CALL FOR SUBMISSION OF PETITIONS, COMPLAINTS AND MEMORANDA

1. It is hereby announced for the information of the general public that the Executive Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency Chief Willy Obiano, has inaugurated the Judicial Panel of Inquiry to receive complaints of police brutality, extra judicial killings and other relatef matters in Anambra State with Honourable Justice V.N. Umeh (Rtd.) as the Chairman.

2. The Panel which has one (1) months from the date of its inauguration to submit its report has the following terms of reference:

i. to receive and investigate complaints of Police brutality or relating to torture, high-handedness, and alleged extra judicial killings by SARS and police in the State;

ii to evaluate evidence presented and other surrounding circumstances and draw conclusions as to the validity of the complaint(s);

iii. Recommend appropriate sanctions and proffer solutions;

iv. Recommend compensation and other remedial measures where appropriate to the State Government; and

v. To submit report to the State Government within one (1) month.

3. Interested members of the public are requested to submit Petitions, Complaints or Memoranda in Ten (10) hard copies of A4 size paper with double spacing and addressed to:

The Secretary,
ANAMBRA STATE JUDICIAL PANEL OF INQUIRY ON POLICE BRUTALITY, EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS AND OTHER RELATED MATTERS
C/o the Office of the SSG Anambra Government, Government House Awka.

Soft copies of the Petition, Complaints or memoranda shall be submitted by E-mail to the following

E-mail address: EndSARSjpi@anambrastate.gov.ng

Please take notice that all Petitions, Complaints or Memoranda should be submitted to the Panel not later than two weeks from the date of this publication.

5.The Panel will hold public sittings on the dates and venue to be communicated to the public in due course.

6. For further enquiries, interested members of the public can call or send text messages to the secretariat of the Panel on any of the following numbers: 08037723441
08033203665 and
08034704089 between the hours of 8am – 4pm on weekdays.

Signed:
Mrs. Rita Onyeka.
Secretary of the Panel.

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